Some communities postpone Halloween

Thanks to our friends at WDH for this- Andover is one of several communities that won’t be taking part in Halloween on Tuesday due to severe damage caused early Monday by torrential rain and strong winds.

Police say 80 percent of the town was without power as of Monday afternoon. Downed trees have come down across the town, blocking main roads.

The town cancelled school on Tuesday and postponed Halloween to a later date that has yet to be determined.

“Trees still coming down with wires in Andover,” police tweeted. “Don’t walk through the spaghetti mess of wires and branches, even if your power is out.”

Officials are expected to provide more updates at a 5 p.m. press conference.

Halloween was also postponed in Chelmsford, Tyngsborough, Dracut and Lowell. Chelmsford, Lowell and Dracut will hold trick-or-treating on Friday, while Tyngsborough has pushed the holiday back to Sunday.

Crews are working to recover from the extensive damage.



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